Historic Markers Across Georgia

Garrard's Cavalry at Buchanan's

Marker ID: GHM 044-4
Location: Buford Highway at English Oak Dr, at Gwinnett County line
County: DeKalb
Coordinates: N 33° 55.023    W 084° 15.540
  33.91705    -84.259
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: WM1ER8
Garrard's Cavalry at Buchanan's Marker  


J.W. Buchanan´s residence (which stood on the Old Hightower Trail), where Peachtree Road crosses, was a landmark of Federal troop movements in July, 1864.

July 17, Garrard´s cav., operating on the left of McPherson´s Army of the Tenn., crossed the Chattahoochee at McAfee´s Bridge and camped that night along the headwaters of Nancy´s Creek west of Buchanan´s.

Logan´s 15th A.C. on Garrard´s rt. camped along the creek, having reached there from Roswell on the old Shallow Ford Rd. The objective of these troops-the destruction of the Ga. R.R.